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Gommecourt Wood New Cemetery, Foncquevillers, France, Now Available on Geneanet

Posted by Jean-Yves on Apr 15, 2018
 

Foncquevillers was in British hands in 1915 and 1916. On 1 July 1916, Gommecourt Wood was attacked by the 46th (North Midland) Division, and the Southern part of the village by the 56th (London) Division. The attack met with temporary success, but could not be sustained; and Gommecourt remained a salient in the German line until 27 February 1917, when it was evacuated. It was never retaken by the Germans; at the end of their offensive of March 1918, it was just within the British lines. (Source: CWGC)

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